Mayborn School of Journalism

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference awards $15,000 in prizes

Sun, Aug 1, 2010
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference awards $15,000 in prizes Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference awards $15,000 in prizes Posted On: Saturday, Jul. 31 2010 09:41 PM Special to the Daily Herald DENTON - In the manuscript "Finish Forty and Home" (, Phil Scearce relates the true story of the men and missions of the 11th Bombardment Group as it fought alone and unheralded in the South Central Pacific during the early years of World War II. On July 24, at the University of North Texas Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Scearce was awarded $3,000 and a book contract with...

Guitar Wisdom

Wed, Jul 28, 2010
Fort Worth Weekly writer and musician Jeff Prince got a standing ovation at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference on Saturday in Grapevine after he gave a presentation explaining how he uses songwriting techniques in news and feature stories. He was in heady company: The annual conference, hosted by the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, also draws big-name authors as speakers. Rhythm, meter, and even rhyme can be used in news stories, Prince told the crowd of 300 authors, journalists, and students. One of the first news articles I ever wrote involved a peeping tom...

Literary winners share $15,000

Sat, Jul 26, 2008
Dan Burns of Dallas earned a book publishing contract with the University of North Texas Press and a $3,000 prize for his manuscript Wonderful Son, detailing his experiences raising an autistic son. In all, cash prizes totaling $15,000 were announced at the fourth annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest, presented by the UNT Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism July 18-20 in Grapevine. The complete list of Mayborn Conference winners follows. Manuscript contest winners are: First place, Dan Burns, Wonderful Son; second place, Si Dunn, Dark Signals; third place, Noor Elashi, Displaced. Personal essay...